DOE Creates Cybersecurity Office

The Department of Energy (DOE) has created a new office for energy security and cybersecurity. The Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER) will work on energy infrastructure protection and DOE’s role in national security. As Secretary of Energy Rick Perry noted in his statement regarding the creation of the office, “DOE plays a vital role in protecting our nation’s energy infrastructure from cyber threats, physical attack, and natural disaster, and as secretary, I have no higher priority…This new office best positions the department to address the emerging threats of tomorrow while protecting the reliable flow of energy to Americans today.”

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